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There is a chance that Japan’s Responsible Gaming Bill may be passed as early as the end of 2017, say analysts from Global Market Advisors.

With Osaka’s Yumeshima increasingly looking to be the big prize in the first round of anticipated IR licensing, major operators have been stepping up their campaigns to woo the local government and the business community.

The Kanagawa Shimbun has discovered that there is one segment of the Japanese public that does support the legalization of casino gambling—men under the age of 30.

The chairman of the Kansai Economic Federation is looking for the government to push ahead with IR legislation following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's landslide victory.

Gaming mogul James Packer says he has no intentions to expand his gaming empire to Japan, and would rather focus on developing Crown’s flagship casino in Sydney.

Despite lagging personal popularity, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was able to guide Japan’s ruling coalition to yet another crushing supermajority in general elections.

Norio Tomonaga, mayor of Sasebo city, Nagasaki Prefecture, visited Las Vegas on Monday as part of a week-long official tour of the United States.

Brazil and Japan are two of the most hotly anticipated casino markets, but how do they stack up against one another and which country is the most appealing for international casino operators and investors?

 

 

Brazil and Japan are two of the most hotly anticipated casino markets, but how do they stack up against one another and which country is the most appealing for international casino operators and investors? The two nations have entwined cultural links, mainly due to mass migration throughout the 20th Century. In fact, Brazil is home to the world’s largest Japanese-descendant population outside Japan. One other thing Brazil and Japan have in common is that they both appear to be on the cusp of introducing legalized casino resorts after years of false starts and delays.



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Japan’s Universal Entertainment says it has no knowledge of plans by former chairman Kazuo Okada to obtain a backdoor listing for the country’s Philippine unit in Manila.

Japan’s general election will not be held until next Sunday, October 22, but the implosion of the leading opposition party virtually guarantees another lopsided win for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, with the only real question being the scale of the victory.

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